Rooms with a View from Virtuoso

At the Virtuoso travel industry conference taking place in Las Vegas this week, Travel-Intel sat down with JoAnn Kurtz-Ahlers, CEO of a precious collection of high end hotel and resort properties around the world, to discuss some of the issues facing independent properties in an ever burgeoning landscape of large chains and hospitality sub-brands. Here are some of the concepts that came out of that conversation. Read more »

Traveling with Toddlers: An Owner’s Guide

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a newbie, traveling with the kids in tow can be like landing on a strange planet. To help new parents (or even parents looking for new ideas) manage the ups and downs of traveling with their tots, the experts at Cheapflights.com, created a guide full of proven tips for every stage of the trip.

These encompass everything from managing the airport and the plane with car seats, diaper bags and strollers to when and why a bassinet might make sense or best snacks to pack. Read more »

Gems of India: Sujan Luxury Stays

Suján Luxury Camps and Palaces, as with the best resorts in India, have a way of staying true to the essence of India. That is the India of so many layers: the brilliant colors; the glint of jewels; the spicy cooking scents and curling smokes of sandalwood; the sounds of melodious conversation, mixed with street sounds and somewhere a tabla or sitar. Fantastical designs remind travelers of India’s great emperors and the heady days of the ruling rajas.  READ MORE

Hot and Heavenly in Hotel Amenities

The hotel amenity bar has been kicked up a notch. Think, mermaid-led snorkeling tours, complimentary BMWs, and in-room record players and vinyl records. Here’s nine amenities shaking up the hotel scene. Read more »

Dinner and a View: U.S. Top Spots

Where to find the best eye candy for a memorable dinner out? This quest was put to the test recently in a study by OpenTable, a leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group. Travelers in search of awe-inspiring views have a bountious list to consider as some 100 view-worthing dining venues were selected from more than 25,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Read more »

Halloween Comes Early to SoCal Theme Parks

Two things never seem to get old: Halloween and Disneyland. Although the summer is in full swing, the Southern California theme parks are already imagining cooler climes to come and gearing up for a season of thrills and chills. A kind of spell will be cast during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort this year as spooky fun expands into Disney California Adventure Park from Friday, Sept. 15, through Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017.

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